Each year, International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May, the date of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
The theme this year, set by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) is ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare.’
Melbourne Children’s Campus celebrates International Nurses Day by hosting a full day Nursing Research and Innovations Symposium showcasing the breadth and depth of nursing research and innovation across our campus.
This year, Neurodevelopment & Disability was represented by Ingrid Sutherland, one of our talented Clinical Nurse Consultants.
Ingrid presented the findings of her Master of Advanced Nursing Practice research thesis in her presentation titled Lost in Translation: Language barriers and disability healthcare at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Ingrid researched the experiences of parents who do not speak English and who have a child with a developmental disability. She identified that language barriers are contributing to fragmented care, with parents having difficulty accessing healthcare and receiving and comprehending healthcare education for their child. She has identified multiple areas for improvement and further research with this vulnerable population which she has plans to implement in the near future.
Ingrid received 2nd Prize in the oral presentation category which recognises the importance of her work.